2017 Mintonette Medallion of Merit Award Winner
Biography (Current at time of award):
Jacques Joachim is a venerable fixture in the volleyball family. Joachim was a founder of the Haitian Volleyball Federation in 1965 and would also serve as the Federation’s first President. At the same time, he also helped found the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA). Joachim has worked throughout his life for the development of Haitian volleyball. In 2013, he received the Silver Cross from the FIVB for his pioneering efforts, extraordinary contributions to volleyball, and for his long service to the FIVB.